Named after Silent Mora, the brilliant mime and magician who made his home in Boston,, Ring 122 was founded on September 15, 1952 by Ray Goulet, Mal Robbins, and Irving Weiner. Originally meeting in various locations throughout the Boston area, the group settled into its Ray’s unique magic store, theater, and mini-museum of magic for over 25 years.
Ring 122 has hosted lectures by some of the most prestigious names in magic, including John Scarne, Walter Gibson, Doug Henning, Blackstone Jr., and David Copperfield. Recent lecturers have included David Stone, Keith Fields, Nathan Kranzo, and Michael Ammar
The unique atmosphere of our former meeting space added mystique and weight to the month’s proceedings. On the walls of the theater are oil paintings, sculptures, and posters of famous magicians, as well as display cases of precious magic apparatus collected from around the world. These cases include 150 types of Die Boxes and 200 types of Cups and Balls!
The Magic Art Studio walls are lined with 8 x 10 photos covering Ray and Ann Goulet’s decades of connections to the magic community. Celebrity magicians like Mark Wilson and Dai Vernon grace these walls, making a meeting of Ring 122, Silent Mora, an historic, special place to share our enthusiasm for magic.
Eventually Ray needed more space to display his collection and we moved our meeting place to the Watertown Unitarian Church, 35 Church Street, Watertown, MA, just a few blocks from The Magic Art Studio.
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